PHIL 367 - 19th Century Social and Political Philosophy
Section: 001
Term: WN 2010
Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
Requirements & Distribution:
Advisory Prerequisites:
One intro course in Philosophy.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Historians of Europe speak of "the long 19th century," from 1789 (the French Revolution) to 1914 (World War I). This course adopts the slightly longer time frame of 1776-1918 the American Revolution to the end of World War I. Four revolutions during this period pose the central themes of European social and political thought in this "longer 19th century". The Industrial Revolution radically transformed the conditions of labor, heightened awareness of the miseries of the working classes while giving rise to the first realistic proposals to abolish poverty, and led to the first systematic works of social science. The American and French Revolutions gave rise to the first large-scale republics since ancient Rome, now founded on liberal ideals of individual freedom - ideals that women as well as men pursued. The Revolutions of 1848 sparked nationalist aspirations among the peoples of Europe that posed profound challenges to liberalism and imperialism. This course will study classic works of social and political philosophy by Smith, Paine, Constant, Burke, J. S. Mill, Hegel, Herder, Marx, Weber, Durkheim, Wollstonecraft and others, stressing the connections between these works and the historically situated social and political problems to which they were reacting. The course will be organized around the following themes: the transformation of labor, poverty, liberalism, nationalism, feminism, and the rise of the social sciences. Course grades will be based on 3 papers, a final examination, and class participation.

PHIL 367 - 19th Century Social and Political Philosophy
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001 (LEC)
002 (DIS)
003 (DIS)
004 (DIS)
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